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I am starting to get quite excited as I am off to the Origins Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore and have also been asked to present.  I had already planned to attend as the topic is dear to my heart.  However, the invitation to present is even more exciting.

My current work with the Australian River Restoration Centre and previous work with both Land & Water Australia and Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs allowed me to explore the concept of business narrative for evaluation as well as using narrative techniques to drill down into what was really happening in organisations.  I cannot imagine not using narrative on a regular basis in my work in the future.

Some of the best sites I have found in the last few weeks include Telling Science Stories on the American Geophysical Union web site and this in turn led me to the work of Randy Olson.  Randy is a marine scientist turned film maker and his short films and documentaries are just brilliant when it comes to using story to get across the message about science and the environment. His blog site the Benshi is not just entertaining but really gets some important environmental messages across.  My favourite is number 63 – a mockumentary about the life of a plastic bag.

When I return from the Origins Asia Pacific conference I will update this entry – I am sure I will have masses to talk about on my return.

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